It gives me great pleasure to announce that Gavin Martin and his wife Joanne Pearce Martin will give a piano duo concert (and also feature solo works) on 17 September 2012 at the Kala Academy Dinanath Mangueshkar Indoor Auditorium at 7 pm.
Donation passes are available at Furtados Music outlets in Panjim and Margao.
This is a concert not to be missed! Please do spread the word!
Here are the very impressive biographies of both performers:
Joanne Pearce Martin & Gavin Martin: Duo Pianists
Joanne and Gavin Martin began performing together in 1984, as fellow
students at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. Married since
1990, they have made Los Angeles their permanent residence, where they continue to explore the duo piano repertoire.
JOANNE PEARCE MARTIN is currently in her 11th season as the Principal Keyboardist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Ms. Martin performs all over the world as soloist, chamber musician,
and recording artist. With the L.A. Phil., she has made numerous solo
appearances on the piano, harpsichord, and the organ, appearing with
such conductors as Esa-Pekka Salonen , Charles Dutoit, and John Adams.
She has been guest soloist with many other orchestras in the U.S and
abroad, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, L.A.
Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Florida West Coast
Symphony, and England’s Huddersfield Philharmonic. In great demand as a collaborative artist, she has performed with such artists as Joshua
Bell, Lynn Harrell, Emmanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, James Galway,
Jean-Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker, & Joseph Silverstein.
Ms. Martin has performed at numerous summer music festivals and
concert series in Aspen, Sarasota, Park City, Utah, New York’s 92nd
St. Y, Carnegie Recital Hall, Lincoln Center Library, Kennedy Center,
Australia, Taiwan, Edinburgh, Cologne, and Nice, France. Southern
California audiences have followed her performances for over two
decades on virtually every concert series in the area.
She has appeared on all the major U.S. television networks and
recorded commercially for Centaur, Summit, and Albany records. Ms.
Martin has also been the subject of a half-hour feature on The
Learning Channel, and most recently on the nationally-televised show
“Career Day”. Her solo CD entitled "Joanne Pearce Martin, Barefoot",
was recently released on Yarlung Records to critical acclaim. Ms.
Martin’s playing of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto can be heard on the
soundtrack of DreamWorks’ "The Soloist", starring Jamie Foxx.
She has received raves from the Los Angeles Times: "stirring
virtuosity…unusual fervor and fluency…persuasive,
impassioned…exhilarating power at high speed….an extraordinary recital."
GAVIN MARTIN‘s musical endeavours brought him from India to the United States by way of the Royal College of Music in London. He considers his approach to music strongly influenced by the playing of the late Jorge Bolet and Gary Graffman, two pianists with whom he studied extensively. Upon graduating from the Curtis Institute, he was awarded the Rachmaninoff Prize.
Martin has performed in solo recital on all five continents, in addition to touring extensively as a chamber musician. The conductors he has appeared with as soloist include Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos and Zubin Mehta, the latter with whom he made his New York Philharmonic debut in 1985. He has toured under the auspices of the US State Department, and has appeared on the television stations of the BBC,
Suisse Romande, and ABC. Reviewing his New York City recital debut at Carnegie Recital Hall, the New York Times carried the caption
"Classical Light, Romantic Heat and a Dazzler."
As duo pianists, the Martins have been featured as soloists with the
Los Angeles Philharmonic on multiple occasions, at both the Walt
Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. They have also appeared at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, The Music Academy in Santa Barbara, and the Teatro Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica, where they were invited to perform a recital at the hall’s 100th anniversary
In addition to their musical pursuits, Joanne and Gavin are both active aerobatic pilots and skydivers – they have done BASE jumps off the world’s tallest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela.